Sea Surface Temperature

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This interactive visualization depicts sea surface temperatures (SST) and SST anomalies from 1885 to 2007. Learn all about SST and why SST data are highly valuable to ocean and atmospheric scientists. Understand the difference between what actual SST readings can reveal about local weather conditions and how variations from normal—called anomalies—can help scientists identify warming and cooling trends and make predictions about the effects of global climate change. Discover the relationship

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